Daily Archives: January 24, 2008

Life On Mars – Rodin – NASA – Bowie – Streisand? – Nothing Beats the Original

NASA Mars Panorama
NASA Pic – UK Register Coverage

Looks more like “art” on Mars.


David Bowie – Life On Mars?

After all these years I’ve finally come to realize all the make-up was to distract you from his horrible teeth! Still a brilliant song after all these years.

Hunky Dory, David Bowie
Life on Mars? Hunky Dory 1971 (David Bowie)

Life On Mars, Bowie single

It’s a God awful small affair
To the girl with the mousey hair
But her mummy is yelling, “No!”
And her daddy has told her to go
But her friend is no where to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seats with the clearest view
And she’s hooked to the silver screen
But the film is a sadd’ning bore
For she’s lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on

Sailors
Fighting in the dance hall
Oh man!
Look at those cavemen go
It’s the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man!
Wonder if he’ll ever know
He’s in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

It’s on America’s tortured brow
That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
Now the workers have struck for fame
‘Cause Lennon’s on sale again
See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
To my mother, my dog, and clowns
But the film is a sadd’ning bore
‘Cause I wrote it ten times or more
It’s about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on

Sailors
Fighting in the dance hall
Oh man!
Look at those cavemen go
It’s the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man!
Wonder if he’ll ever know
He’s in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

Amazon/ Butterfly, Streisand
By far, the worst remake of Life On Mars – is Barbra Streisand’s version on Butterfly 1974- which is also one of the worst album covers. Uninspired and misdirected, it’s not even butter- it’s margarine! And not even FLIES will eat that! Neither will life on Mars. I won’t buy either of them.

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Coney Island Rubbish Removal – Cortelyou Road & Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn

Coney Island Rubbish Removal - Cortelyou Road & Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn
© Frank H. Jump

Rourke Real Estate Office Insurance – Cortelyou Road & Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn

Rourke Real Estate - Cortelyou Road & Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn
© Frank H. Jump

Bedford Avenue YMCA – Now Bedford Academy High School – Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Bedford YMCA - Now Bedford Academy HS - Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Bedford YMCA - Now Bedford Academy HS - Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Bedford YMCA - Now Bedford Academy HS - Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Bedford YMCA - Now Bedford Academy HS - Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Bedford YMCA - Now Bedford Academy HS - Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Bedford YMCA - Now Bedford Academy HS - Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Bedford YMCA - Now Bedford Academy HS - Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Bedford YMCA - Now Bedford Academy HS - Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Bedford YMCA - Now Bedford Academy HS - Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn
© Frank H. Jump

“…Works” – Unknown ad – Bedford Avenue & Kosciusko Street – Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn


© Frank H. Jump

Emmett The Pig of Clinton Hill Springs A Leak – August 2006

Emmett The Pig Takes A Leak

Emmett The Pig Takes A Leak
© Vincenzo Aiosa

Yesterday Vincenzo asked me if I had ever seen his pics of Emmett, the famous porcine resident of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Here Emmett looks like he is in pig heaven.